10g Guppy Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Little John, May 17, 2018.

  1. Little John

    Little John Valued Member Member

    I have 3 guppies in a 10 gallon could I add 1 or 2 more fish that are not guppies?
     
  2. RainBetta

    RainBetta Well Known Member Member

    It depends... what other fish are you thinking of?
     
  3. OP
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    Little John

    Little John Valued Member Member

    a platy or snails or some shrimp.
     




  4. RainBetta

    RainBetta Well Known Member Member

    No on the platy... I've had issues with cross breeding. Ghost shrimp or Amani shrimp are perfect, same with a snail or two!!! :)
     
  5. wrs2

    wrs2 Well Known Member Member

    Platies and Guppies are two different families. They can't crossbreed. Maybe you had a Molly that you thought was a Platy?
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  6. RainBetta

    RainBetta Well Known Member Member

    Oops! So
    Oops! I wrote platy but was thinking molly!!! Lol
     
  7. OP
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    Little John

    Little John Valued Member Member

    so would a few platys work
     
  8. RainBetta

    RainBetta Well Known Member Member

    Yup... I'd do 2 platies, 1 ghost shrimp, and 2 Assassin snails
     
  9. wrs2

    wrs2 Well Known Member Member

    I would get more than 1 Ghost Shrimp. I got 10 and within a week I was down to 3. I don't think that they are all that hardy as a lot of times they are breed for food instead of pets.
    BUT the ones I have are awesome! They eat all the extra food, I bought 10 feeder guppies and they all ended up dying over night, and guess what? The three shrimp ate them! They are such a great cleaning crew!
     
  10. Scott Lehmann

    Scott Lehmann New Member Member

    Just keep in mind if you have a male and female guppie chances are your going to get fry they breed like crazy
     
  11. RainBetta

    RainBetta Well Known Member Member

    Oh! Some of my GS have lasted for about 2 years! At my LFS they are even labeled as "feeder shrimp (ghost shrimp)"
     
  12. wrs2

    wrs2 Well Known Member Member

    I have 3 that are doing great, but they are so poorly bred that a big quantity of them won't last long.
     




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